Urban Health Practice
East Baltimore Medical Center, a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, is the centerpiece of each resident’s community outpatient experience. EBMC, located off-campus in one of the most under-served and disadvantaged communities in the city, houses a thriving med-peds, pediatric, obstetrics and gynecology, and internal medicine clinic. EBMC is also the epicenter for Johns Hopkins’ new health zone community outreach program, The Access Program (TAP). TAP allows our primary care patients to access specialty care at Hopkins.
The EBMC Urban Health clinic is designed to facilitate the PCMH care-delivery system. The PCMH is a team-based model of care led by a personal physician who provides continuous and coordinated care throughout a patient's lifetime to maximize health outcomes. Physicians engage in a collaborative effort, providing high levels of access, communication, care coordination and integration, care quality, and safety. Residents experience inter-professional care of patients as they partner with nurse practitioners, nurse practitioner students, and community health workers (CHWs) in providing patient-centered care. In conjunction with the CHWs, residents make house calls.
East Baltimore Medical Center served over 20,000 people in 2011.
EBMC Patient Population by Age for 2011
|Under age 1||292||226||518|
|Ages 1- 4||1,027||960||1, 987|
|Ages 5 -12||1,627||1,647||3,274|
|Ages 13 -14||344||382||726|
|Ages 15 - 19||802||1,195||1,997|
|Ages 20 - 24||448||1,248||1,696|
|Ages 25 - 44||1,239||3,347||4,586|
|Ages 45 - 64||1,553||2,638||4,191|
|Ages 65 - 74||329||540||869|
|Ages 75 - 84||96||241||337|
|Ages 85 and over||22||85||107|
|Total Users||7,779||12, 509||20, 288|
Primary Insurance of EBMC Patients in 2011
Additional Outpatient Clinics
Residents will also receive training in multiple federally qualified healthcare centers (FQHC) to gain firs-hand knowledge of these safety net facilities. We partner with Baltimore Medical System (Maryland's largest FQHC), Chase Brexton Health Services (known for its HIV care), and Health Care for the Homeless (providing care in their brand new facility and on the street).